IP Word of the Day

Word of the Day: WIPO

The Earth
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The World Intellectual Property Organization is an international organization promoting the protection of the intellectual property worldwide.

Word of 26th August 2021

trade secret

Trade secrets can help protect design and manufacturing processes, cost data, non-public marketing strategies, and customer and supplier lists.

Word of 27th August 2021


Royalty is a sum of money that is paid to somebody who has written a book, piece of music, etc. each time that it is sold or performed.

Word of 1st September 2021


Have you ever written a story or a song that was your original creation? Then congratulations – you OWN copyrighted work!

Copyright is a legal right, giving the owner control over their work and how it is used. It gives creators protection against use of their work without permission.

Word of the Day: Canon

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A group of artworks that represent a particular genre, style or artistic movement. The collected works of William Shakespeare, for instance, would be part of the canon of western literature, since his writing and writing style has had a significant impact on nearly all aspects of that genre.

Word of the Day: Editions

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Many works, especially photography are produced in editions, marked on the work as being 3 of 9 for example. Well known artists such as John Olsen will produce many editions of their most famous paintings, called prints. Just keep in mind of course that buying a work that’s marked 1 of 5 is going to be more valuable than 6 of 112.

Word of the Day: Slow Art

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The idea about Slow Art was conceived in 2008. One of the issues the Slow Art Movement addresses is the fact that art is “manufactured” these days and so, the consumers cannot appreciate it for what it genuinely is.

Word of the Day: Grand Copyright

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Does Andrew Lloyd Weber get a royalty when the musical and opera theatres perform The Phantom of the Opera? You bet! Most musical composers enjoy the so-called “grand copyright” for each performance of their works. In the case of Weber that is extremely profitable because not only “The Phantom” but also Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita have been performed for decades worldwide.